Roundtable

Do Red and Green Mix?


An exchange prompted by the essay Why Ecosocialism: For a Red-Green Future


A headshot of Herman Daly
Herman Daly
Löwy’s Marxist version of ecosocialism offers an inadequate framework for contemporary challenges.
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A headshot of John Bellamy Foster
John Bellamy Foster
Our planetary emergency demands a systemic ecosocialist agenda, lest we get trapped by utopian reformisms or narrow localisms.
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A headshot of Kerryn Higgs
Kerryn Higgs
Although reformist solutions are insufficient, they can buy us precious time while we push for systemic change.
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A headshot of Giorgos Kallis
Giorgos Kallis
Democratic socialism has emerged as the progressive alternative to neoliberalism and populist authoritarianism. But the devil is in the details.
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A headshot of Alex Khasnabish
Alex Khasnabish
Yes, our vision should be anti-capitalist, but it should be post–nation state as well.
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A headshot of Ashish Kothari
Ashish Kothari
Ecosocialism must be rooted in a form of democracy that is direct and radical to protect against the predations of hierarchy.
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A headshot of Fred Magdoff
Fred Magdoff
Socializing the means of production can't guarantee ecological sustainability. But it makes it possible.
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A headshot of Simon Mair
Simon Mair
Many young people are searching for something better than capitalism, and we need to help them imagine real alternatives.
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A headshot of Mary Mellor
Mary Mellor
Socialism must be not only green but also feminist—and that requires recognizing the importance of care work.
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A headshot of Vishwas Satgar
Vishwas Satgar
Unlike capitalism, which has not learned from its devastating failures, an ecosocialism fit for our times needs to self-critically reflect on the pitfalls of the socialist past.
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A headshot of Michael Löwy
Author's Response
Michael Löwy addresses points raised by the contributors to this roundtable. Read

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